Flipped learning (sometimes called inverted learning) allows for more student-centered instruction by requiring students to encounter material (such as recorded lectures and reading assignments) independently so that class time can be used for interactive, applied learning with the instructor’s guidance.  Benefits are substantial:

  • Students can better control when and how often they first encounter course concepts.  Students can pause and re-watch recorded lectures until they fully understand the material. 
  • Students have significantly more class time to ask questions, evaluate concepts, and apply information in active-learning peer groups.  
  • Instructors are better able to connect with students in a meaningful way. 
  • Students feel greater ownership of their learning, and may have greater motivation.  
  • Synchronous learning in an online environment promotes both learner persistence and deeper learning.